Hooray! After keeping this under my hat for what seemed like ages, I can finally reveal the cover to my new picture book, Bartali's Bicycle, with HarperCollins' Quill Tree Books! And look at the lovely, lovely blog post the beautiful, talented Tara Lazar wrote about it. Don't forget to comment to enter for a chance to win an F&G! Many thanks to Iacopo Bruno, illustrator extraordinaire!!!
About the Author
When Megan Hoyt first stepped into a tiny library in East Dallas and checked out The Fairy Doll, time stood still for one brief moment. A book! A lovely, magical book about a little girl, overshadowed and overlooked, the youngest of four, just like me! she thought. Rumer Godden gave way to Madeleine L’Engle and Frances Hodson Burnett. Soon, a sturdy, low-hanging backyard branch became a thoughtful spot where some rather large ideas began to take shape. If reading James Barrie can make a girl flap her arms and jump off a garden wall fully expecting to fly, books truly do pulse with life.
" ... Every child has a gift. Some are athletes and acrobats. Others are singers and dancers. One might be an artist, while another paints pictures with words. One explores the universe with a telescope, while another flies to the moon."
Megan Hoyt, Hildegard's Gift